Divine Weapons

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

The world can be relentless in its onslaught against truth. Words are slung that deeply wound, and ruin reputations; corporate decisions are made and laws are passed that condone behavior the Bible clearly states are wrong; even churches proliferate that teach from a horizontal perspective, valuing feelings and emotion over truth and righteousness.

Stormy skies from bridge 1, August

We are not left alone within our battle with the world. The God Who leads His army also equips, and He supplies armor perfectly suited to every attack. “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;  and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Truth must be paramount in guarding our minds; thinking rightly affects all else- our understanding, responses, decisions for every other defense and action. When and how am I saturating myself with God’s word so it becomes the source of my living? (Ephesians 6:13-17)

Lord of hosts, You are sovereign over the present darkness in which we live. Grant keen discernment to recognize the fallacies and dangers of every argument that is false, and courageous determination to take up Your divine weapons. Make me a brave, smart warrior, knowing You hold the victory.

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